Tuesday, November 13, 2012


The field of recovery from substance abuse, the twelve steps of AA, offers a range of helpful metaphors, for anyone and everyone making any kind of change in his or her life.  Today I am in detox.  I am not an alcoholic, but still, change does not come easy.  First of all, it is important to let go.

Today I am in detox.
I aim for recovery
In time.
Today I am in detox.
I admit that I am powerless.
I know that God
Is just around the corner.

I reclaim power
By finding
A good metaphor.
The metaphor provides space
To reconsider
What it seems
Has always been
The case.
A good metaphor
Allows space
To turn things
Upside down
Inside out;
To stand on the moon
See the earth
From a different place

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